I thought the table was a little bare, so I brought in some sunflowers in copper pots and lots of candles. I love using amber glass so it creates a flame-like glow throughout the room. In my book, I speak a lot about how amber coloring makes everyone look like a rock star!
When I hang out in pubs I love reading, playing games, getting comfortable, and petting all of the dogs that are somehow allowed in these places!!
I covered some of Rocco’s formal dining room walls in copper tiles to really make the room look and feel authentic, and to continue that amber and moody glow. I wanted the room to scream comfort, so I brought in some fabulous chesterfield sofas and ottomans and wing chairs complete with soft plaid blankets, and very soft doggy beds to match!! Also by adding that old English alleyway type of lighting, a ton of gorgeous stained glass sconces and overhead lights and reading lamps completed the ambiance.
Ken Oringer said that no gastro-pub is complete without a cock, so there you go!! Cat Deeley felt like she was home, which definitely brought a smile to my face big time. This is what makes me tick often in my career, is when folks walk into a room and the “ahhhh” stays throughout the evening as they discover special little elements throughout the environment, much like a treasure hunt for the eyes to enjoy.
I installed an old-school armoire, and filled it with old trophies and beer mugs from all over the world and graced the walls with a ton of ship paintings that reminded me of a lot of the port area pubs that sailors would come and drink at before sailing off again.
OMGSH, Janet's room was awesome and that chandelier was amazing! Would so love to have that in my home! Great job!
ps....Janet should've won. :)
I just have to say this is my new favorite show! I love that not only is this show about the food, but also about the decor! I have more friends who have become addicts to this show, including one friend who stayed up to watch all the episodes back to back so he could catch up!
I agree with you about Janet's room. I think her creativity really came out in the room and that though you did an amazing job on Kevin's room, i was on Team Janet all the way!! I know Gastropub is all about comfort but I thought the guests and Rocco might have fell into comfort too much to really appreciate Janet's ideas and your design!
i love the "dog save the queen" poster/canvas? you put on the wall in this episode. If you dont mind sharing would like to know where i could purchase something like that.
Jes, you and Janet Rock!! Rocco missed Janet's talent and brilliance completely. Her kimchi a trois was original, and her design alignment with food was exceptional. My guess is he was miffed that she had worked with chefs more famous (and better) than him, vs. mass-production of the "winner".
I seem to be the only one who tguohht this was really bogus. They didn't like the deconstruction of Janet's salad, but hey were crazy about the bone marrow and the dessert and didn't have major criticisms of any dish. The guy's dinner, the saffron tasted like licking bathroom tile (and damn, I've been tempted to figure out just how she knew that, like Nigella knowing how the inner thigh of an 18th century courtesan quivers) and they didn't like his dessert. I tguohht she had it wrapped up.But beyond that, this is just more of the whole "technically perfect but soulless Asian" that reality competitions tend to trot out. Hung on TC. Even whats-her-name on ANTM. Whitney's getting it now on TNFNS. It's offensive to me, and I don't buy it at all. I think it's just a way to strike back at someone who's done a damn fine job of learning a craft. If you can't beat 'em, call technical perfection a flaw. /end rant. ;)